Mumbai: Tennis fans were in for a treat as they saw Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal turn into coaches for their European counterpart, Fabio Fognini. During day 1 of the ongoing Laver Cup 2019, Federer and Nadal were seen giving tips to Fognini during his match against American Jack Sock.
Although the Italian went on to lose the match 6-1, 7-6, what made the match memorable was Federer and Nadal combining to hand out tips to Fognini. This video of them went viral on social media. Laver Cup’s official twitter handle shared the video with the caption, “No more negatives. No pressure @fabiofogna @rogerfederer @RafaelNadal #TeamEurope #Lavercup”
Roger Federer retweeted the video and commented, “Coach #Fedal”.
Roger Federer will start his campaign against Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal will kick off his campaign against Milos Raonic on Saturday. The Laver Cup is a tournament played between two teams, Team World and Team Europe. It pits the players from Europe against players from non-European countries.